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Dominica General Election Results - 7 January 1966

General elections were held in Dominica on 7 January 1966 for the 11 elected seats in the House of Assembly using a first-past-the-post system. 

Electoral System

The unicameral Parliament of Dominica, the Legislative Council, was composed of 11 elected Representatives, in single-member constituencies through a first-past-the-post system.

Parties & Candidates

Twenty-nine candidates including 7 independents contested the election.  Two political parties – the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the Dominica United People's Party (DUPP) – each presented full slates of 11 candidates for the election.   Three women candidates contested the election.

Results

The result was a victory for the Dominica Labour Party, which won 10 of the 11 seats. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 80.3%.

Post-Election

Edward LeBlanc continued in his second term as Chief Minister.
In 1967, Dominica became an Associate State of the United Kingdom and formally took full responsibility for internal self-government, while the UK remained responsible for foreign policy and defence.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 11 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 18,118
Invalid Votes 1,322
Total Votes Cast 19,440
Population 70,000
Voting Age Population 32,060
Registered Voters 24,147
Voter Turnout 80.51%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Thu, 2 Dec 1965
Nomination Day Sat, 18 Dec 1965
Polling Day Fri, 7 Jan 1966
First Meeting of Parliament Fri, 21 Jan 1966
 
SUMMARY RESULTS
Party Code Votes % votes Seats
Dominica Labour Party DLP 11,735 64.77% 10
Dominica United People's Party DUPP 5,815 32.10% 1
Independents IND 568 3.14% 0
Total Valid Votes 18,118 100% 11
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ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
The Dominica House of Assembly has 11 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies.
Constituency Representative Party
Eastern Antoine HENRY Dominica Labour Party
North - Eastern Wills Strathmoro STEVENS Dominica Labour Party
North -Western Edward Oliver LEBLANC Dominica Labour Party
Northern John Livingstone ROYER Dominica Labour Party
Portsmouth Earl Andrew LESLIE Dominica Labour Party
Roseau - Northern Nicholson A.N. DUCREAY Dominica Labour Party
Roseau - Southern Ronald O.P. ARMOUR Dominica Labour Party
South - Eastern Lawrence Christian DIDIER Dominica Labour Party
South - Western Anthony MOISE Dominica United People's Party
Southern Reyland Patrick St. LUCE Dominica Labour Party
Western Mrs. Mable Moir JAMES Dominica Labour Party
Key
DLP = Dominica Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Electoral Office of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
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